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St. Michael students get noticed thanks to turtle-saving project

GARDEN CITY — Three teens from St. Michael School are striking a tough environmental pose to protect endangered turtles, a move which could win them a $36,000 U.S. Savings Bond in the Christopher Columbus Award’s National Championship June 20-26. Alex Musgrove, Christian Mateo and Alex Stead are focused on protecting endangered sea turtles and baby […]


Tebalt moves a step closer to the priesthood

LEXINGTON — On Saturday, May 26, Tim Tebalt, a native of Florence, moved closer to his ultimate goal, the priesthood, by his being ordained to the transitional diaconate at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington, where he will carry out his first assignment as deacon. “Relish and enjoy this special time of diaconal service the church […]


Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals celebrate 65th anniversary

COLUMBIA — For 65 years the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have been ministering to the people of South Carolina through their hospital, changing the landscape of health care for the state. Such a milestone is cause for celebration, so on June 3, a ceremony was held at Providence Hospital in Columbia with gratitude […]


Williams a man of expansive horizons

CONWAY— George Williams’ father wanted his son to be a Baptist preacher. Williams, on the other hand, aspired to a career in law. God must have had other plans, however, because Williams’ life has taken some turns that neither man could have anticipated. Williams was born to a devout Baptist family in Florence, the fourth […]


Tebalt moves a step closer to the priesthood

LEXINGTON — On Saturday, May 26, Tim Tebalt, a native of Florence, moved closer to his ultimate goal, the priesthood, by his being ordained to the transitional diaconate at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington, where he will carry out his first assignment as deacon. “Relish and enjoy this special time of diaconal service the church […]


Deacon Phil Grant went home again

PAWLEYS ISLAND — When the Deacon Philip M. Grant becomes a priest next June, he may be the oldest ever ordained for the Diocese of Charleston. In fact, he was too old to train for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, where he lived and worked for 18 years before entering the seminary in […]


Sister Dorothy Brogan celebrates 50 years as Sister of Bon Secours

COLUMBIA — Sister Dorothy Brogan, chaplain for St. Francis HomeCare, celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Sister of Bon Secours this year. Sister Brogan entered the Sisters of Bon Secours in 1952 after volunteering with sisters at a local hospital and visiting with the Sisters of Bon Secours at a home for […]


With 60 years of ministry Father Theodore Cilwick reflects on the priesthood

CHARLESTON — When Father Theodore T. Cilwick came to Charleston from New York City, there were more Catholics in his Bronx parish than there were in all of South Carolina. The Most Rev. Emmet M. Walsh was Bishop of Charleston and masses were celebrated in Latin. The Second Vatican Council was twenty years in the […]


Christian Action Council honors McClain

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Christian Action Council celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding on May 20 by honoring the director whose vision has become the reputation of the organization. “Howard G. McClain was greater than Moses,” said the immediate-past executive minister of the SCCAC, L. Wayne Bryan. “During his tenure … he stretched […]



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